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Edmonia Lewis


Edmonia Lewis Walters Art Museum/public domain
Edmonia Lewis Walters Art Museum/public domain

The American sculptor was a celebrated artist in her day, but she receded from the spotlight; her final years remained a mystery for quite some time. Her marble works are striking examples of the neoclassical style popular at the end of the 19th century.

Topics in this Podcast: LGBTQ history, Native American history, American history, art history, black history, 19th century, women, biographies, U.S. history


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